Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom expressed
within the I Ching Hexagram 19 – Supervision.
Supervision follows Deterioration (18) in the sequential order
of life experiences represented by the sixty-four I Ching hexagrams. Supervision then becomes the foundation of Observing (20).
The need to consciously supervise the renovation or rebuilding
of whatever has been allowed to fall into an unhealthy condition
refers not only to structures of wood and stone, but also to
physical, mental, and spiritual disease processes, as well as to
personal, social, and political relationships.
Someone or some force must supervise the development of a new
phase in the life of whatever or whoever has deteriorated.
Situations do not improve on their own. This is a Law of Life.
Everything and everyone needs help to recover from whatever?
But, does supervision necessarily involve control over the
recovery or rebuilding of whatever?
If necessary, yes.
That sounds personal.
It is, as is life.
What does that mean?
What do you think it means?
I’m afraid to guess.
A spirit teacher shares His understanding of timeless
wisdom expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 56 – Travel.
Fire is over Mountain. Fire is Yin and Mountain is Yang.
Fire will move when it can but Mountain is usually stable.
Travel builds on Abundance (55) and prepares a foundation
for Wind (57), in keeping with the endless progression of
life experiences of cause followed by effect, followed by
Abundance risks developing into stagnation or restlessness.
What does one do with one’s life after one has achieved
enough and has accumulated enough of society’s rewards to
almost satisfy one’s soul, and yet feel that something is
Perhaps it’s time to dare to open our eyes and to dare to
allow ourselves to accept that material wealth and even
physical health can become as a trap that limits our growth
and our incentive to move beyond the confines of conventional
limits of awareness
We seem to intuitively know that if we will allow ourselves
to see, there are worlds beyond worlds waiting for us to
Wow! Are we talking about possible future lives?
There are no future lives. There is, was, and always will
be only one life to live and to liveor.
A Spirit teacher shares His understanding of the timeless wisdom
expressed within the I Ching Hexagram 21 – Biting Through.
Fire is over Thunder. Fire represents a type of flexible yin energy.
Thunder is forceful yang.
Biting Through emerges from Observing (20) and prepares
the foundation for Adornment (22).
Wow! Each of those three situations or conditions seem
totally unrelated to either of the other two. How can there be
any sense of progression?
Then, how are they each connected to the others?
When we observe whatever, we focus our attention and
that in itself is a necessary step in learning anything.
But, as important as it is, it is never enough. We must
then attempt to understand what it is that we observe,
and why it has attracted our attention. This requires
a mental form of biting through.
Where does adornment fit into this interpretation?
It is more than an interpretation. It is as it is.
Then please explain where or how adornment fits.
We adorn ourselves with what appeals to us and
the sense of satisfaction that comes from
understanding is appealing.
Unless we understand something that suggests danger.
Then our understanding of impending danger inspires us.
To respond to the danger?
Spirit shares His understanding of I Ching 43 – Removal.
“Lake is over Heaven. Both are yang, but Heaven is the most powerful Yang. Lake, in this instance, is as a butterfly on a rock.”
“Frail over solid; what interaction or common ground can the two share? ”
“A rock is not easily crushed or moved, but neither can it move itself, while a butterfly is easily crushed but it has power to move itself out of danger; lightness and mobility over power and immobility. Removal follows Increase (42), and develops, or evolves, into Meeting (44)..”
“That’s a curious sequential order.”
“I can understand that increase can become clutter and requiring downsizing, or removal of whatever no longer serves us well, but how does this lead to Meeting?”
“Meeting is coming together.”
“With whom, or what?”
“Of what is necessary, or desirable and useful, and what is manufactured need.”
“How can need be manufactured?”
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom.
16 – Pleasure – Thunder over Earth
Pleasure develops out of Humility and becomes Following.
Humility does not require low self-esteem. We can recognize
and take pleasure in knowing how far we have come on our
journey through Life, and yet, still be in awe of how far
we still must travel to satisfy our Soul.
Where does pleasure come into that awareness?
Pleasure is a necessary food for the Soul. Without pleasure
there can be no incentive to move forward.
Pleasure provides meaning to Life.
We must enjoy what we are doing or where our efforts
may lead us, or why do anything or move toward anything?
Fear of losing something?
I don’t know.
What does that mean?
The unknown will always be within us and beyond us.
How can it be within and beyond? Oh, no. Don’t tell me.
Yes. It is another Universal Law.
Spirit shares His understanding of timeless wisdom
hidden with the I Ching hexagram 46 – Rising.
Earth is over Wind. Both are Yin.
Rising follows Gathering (45) and moves into
Rising expresses upward movement, such as the Sun
seems to rise from the Eastern horizon, each morning,
wherever on Earth we may be. It then seems to reach
high into the sky, about mid-day, and then begins
to descend toward the Western horizon, arriving there
to end its daily journey, each evening.
How does that story relate to inspiration?
It teaches us that we live within a structured universe.
There are rules of order, known as Universal Laws.
How can knowing them help me, here and now, today?
Beginnings and endings are inevitable, but what happens
between the two reflects free will.
We each choose.
Not what, alone, but also how and why.
Spirit shares I Ching wisdom. “The focus of today’s lesson is on Hexagram 41 – Reduction – Mountain is over Lake.”
“How is that possible?”
“Mountains rise up out of water or earth.
They do things like that. Also, mountains are by nature, above
their surroundings, except for
mountains higher than themselves.
Reduction is the process of making
something less. It takes a superior
person to reduce whatever is under
her or his control.”
“Yes. Following a path of simplicity
does not require sacrificing personal
quality of life.”